Searching records for Lapy #poland #records

Jenny Schwartzberg

Dear fellow researchers,


I’m doing some research on a cousin’s husband’s family.  His mother was Sylvia (Sarah/Sonia) LIFSZYC/LIFSHITZ who immigrated from Lapy, Poland in 1923 with her younger brother.  When she was born in 1910 it was Lapy, Mazowieckie uyezd, Lomza gubernia, Russia.  My cousins asked me to determine her name at birth and her birthdate.  I’m guessing it was Sarah (name on tombstone) LIFSHITZ and her naturalization record states her birthdate was 5 Sep 1910.  I can’t find any records for Lapy itself.   Checking JRI-Poland and JewishGen gives me a few tangential records for people from Lapy, but none with the LIFSHITZ or FLICKER surnames.  Sylvia’s mother was Meita FLICKER and I’ve been tracing that family as well.


Would people from Lapy have had their records in a nearby town, or were these records destroyed?  I checked the town lists on JRI-Poland and Lapy is not listed.



Jenny Schwartzberg

Chicago, IL

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